Otherwise

Definition of Otherwise

Oth´er`wise`
adv.1.
1.In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.
Thy father was a worthy prince,
And merited, alas! a better fate;
But Heaven thought otherwise.
- Addison.
2.In other respects.
It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard of society.
- Hooker.
3.In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me.
- 2 Cor. xi. 16.
Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise.
- Fielding.

Related Words

a rebours, against the grain, alias, another, arsy-varsy, by contraries, contra, contrarily, contrariously, contrariwise, conversely, differently, disparate, dissimilar, distant, divergent, diverse, diversely, else, elsewise, if not, in another way, in flat opposition, in other respects, in other ways, inversely, just the opposite, nay rather, not that sort, not the same, not the type, of a sort, of another sort, of sorts, on the contrary, oppositely, or else, other, other than, peculiar, per contra, quite the contrary, rare, rather, special, sui generis, than, to the contrary, topsy-turvy, tout au contraire, unalike, unequal, unique, unlike, upside down, variously, vice versa
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